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Saints spreading the ball around at record levels

Tampa Bay Buccaneers v New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 29: Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints participates in warmups prior to a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 29, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans won the game 42-17. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Stacy Revere

Part of the problem when trying to draw up a defensive game plan against the Saints is that it’s impossible to focus on one receiver.

And quarterback Drew Brees was able to create that confusion at a level no other team has.

According to Mike Triplett of, the Saints became the first team in NFL history with four players with at least 70 receptions.

Spread the wealth,” Brees said when informed of the mark.

Tight end Jimmy Graham led the way with 86, followed by running back Pierre Thomas with 77, wide receiver Marques Colston with 75 and running back Darren Sproles with 71.

The Saints are throwing it to their backs more this year, but their ability to hit you from multiple angles will make it difficult for the Eagles to stop, and will make them happy for whatever weather can help them.